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Which DSP evaluation board is good?

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mImoto

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dsp evaluation board cheap

Hello,

I would like to learn more about DPS. I would like to purchase an evaluation kit that allows me to do some practical experiments for learning in a more practical way.

Could anyone suggest my any to buy (not very expensive of course).
Motorola? TI? Analog?.

Thanks a lot,

mimoto
 

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fft en vissim

TI's evaluation board is cheaper and easy to find.
 

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dsp evaluation board

Texas Instruments sells it's DSP Starter Kit for TMS320C6711 , just for 400$. Take care what you really need. If you want to learn more about DSPs , DSP Starter Kits are better. If you want to do a complete project with a DSP and you don't want to build it's board yourself, then Evaluation module can be a good choice.
 

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Really this is a good question. Which one? FPGA or DSP? Obviously some times, using a FPGA for doing Digital Signal Processing tasks ( Such as FFT computation ) may not be a good choice. First of all the design period for such a FFT computation module can be too long , or you have to buy the core from some companies. And then It may fill most of your FPGA resources so that there will not be additional room for your other circuits.

Again, There are some Digital Signal Processing tasks, that FPGA can do much more better. Suppose you want to do a 800 Millions of 16 bit fixed points multiply in one second, which DSP can do this for you? We know that a 200Kgates Spartan-II FPGA , with a sophisticated design, can do this task easily.
 

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I think I will learn first about DSP and then about using DSP in FPGA's. I know about FPGA but nothing about using MATLAB, SIMULINK. Is it much complicated to use MATLAB, SIMULINK and programs like DSP generator for doing automatic controls?. I mean is it automated or maybe the VHDL tranlation from SIMULINK is not very useful. Any comments about programs like DSP generator or the Altera like would be appreciated. I recently saw some news about a control with the highest bandwith (4Khz) using xilinx FPGA for implementing a control loop.

Best regards,

mimoto
 

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automatic control with simulink

You can design fast prototyper for control with the highest bandwith about 1-10Khz without DSP and FPGA. Use RTW module of Simulink to generate code, and PC and ADC/DAC board as control unit.
 

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Try Spectrum Digital at the following link

www.spectrumdigital.com

For low cost, DSP Start Kit (DSK) or eZDSP series.

Some of their bundle include Code Composer as well as embedded usb JTAG for debugging.

Hope it helps.

Best Regards
 

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you search "dsp demoboard" in google.
there is a lots.
 

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Motorla DSP Evaluation boards

Hi mImoto
I am working with Motorola DSP 56F805 at the University, so I do not know the exact price of the evaluation board. Here in Argentina you can find the EVM for U$S400 (I think).
You have to know what kind of application it will work in, to buy the right one. This is VERY important.
For example, the DSP I am using is for motor control, but the 56F82X is oriented to communications or general purpose applications.
On the other hand, there is the software that comes with the Evaluation Board. CodeWarrior is very good but is really hard to understand.
I do not know its price, but it helps a lot because of the APIs in it.
I do not know any other DSPs, but Motorola's are good enough for me.
It is helpful to have some collegue who works with the one you would want to buy, so you will avoid several problems.
I hope it helps.
 

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hi dsp_

you can get the

ADDS-21061-EZLITE from AD web site.

I cut and past buy online info below.


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Hi again,

I would like to know if with the DSK (TI, etc) is the software included (for example code composer studio?). I like maybe the TI C6000 SDK because it seems that TI web is very good and there are many books, although I can be wrong.

Which is the DSP from TI and Analog more suitable for motor controls?

And last question, which is the difference between an EVM board and the SDK?.

Best regards and thanks for the info in advance,
Sorry for hitting you with so many questions.

mimoto
 

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TI's evulation board would be a good start.
 

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TI ,AD AND MOTOR CAN SUPPLY THEIR EVB,YOU CAN SELECT ONE ACCORDING TO YOUR APPLICATION .
TI'S ARE CHEAPPER,AND THEIR WEBSITE HAVE MANY INFO.
 

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If you are in the learning phase, Do NOT buy a Evalution module, instead by a DSK. The soft seems to be included with the DSK, so you have not to pay for it separately.
EVM is for those, who are experienced in workign with DSPs, use a DSK instead.
 

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Hi mImoto,

the C6711-DSK from TI includes a limited version of Code Composer Studio (no debug tools, I think). But it is still a good choice for first time tests.
You said something about control tasks; maybe a C2000 from TI will be a better choice then.
C6711 is a floating point DSP running at 150 MHz with up to 900 MFLOPS.
Another DSK is the C5402 from TI (16-Bit fixed point, 100 MHz, 100 MIPS).

Hope this helps

armageddon
 

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